Living Wage Calculation for Akron, OH

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.82 $22.95 $27.25 $33.55 $17.77 $21.28 $23.87 $26.18 $24.60 $8.58 $12.63 $14.97 $17.18
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30 $8.30

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,037 $10,749 $14,461 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,037 $10,749 $14,461
Medical $2,332 $6,081 $5,737 $5,819 $5,182 $5,737 $5,819 $5,539 $5,182 $5,737 $5,819 $5,539
Housing $6,444 $9,912 $9,912 $12,576 $7,548 $9,912 $9,912 $12,576 $6,444 $9,912 $9,912 $12,576
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,486 $41,037 $48,641 $59,775 $31,836 $38,084 $42,660 $46,741 $30,732 $45,121 $53,409 $61,202
Annual taxes $3,020 $6,697 $8,039 $10,017 $5,128 $6,188 $6,983 $7,717 $4,974 $7,418 $8,880 $10,269
Required annual income before taxes $22,506 $47,734 $56,680 $69,792 $36,964 $44,272 $49,643 $54,458 $51,159 $35,706 $52,539 $62,289 $71,471

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,026
Business & Financial Operations $62,659
Computer & Mathematical $74,973
Architecture & Engineering $73,851
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,836
Community & Social Service $42,630
Legal $73,306
Education, Training, & Library $54,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,896
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,702
Healthcare Support $25,821
Protective Service $45,397
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,163
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,864
Personal Care & Service $22,858
Sales & Related $28,516
Office & Administrative Support $34,606
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,843
Construction & Extraction $50,448
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,741
Production $35,295
Transportation & Material Moving $30,995